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- v. To ascend, rise; grow up; come up.
- n. An ascent, climb; a way up.
- n. An outward appearance, especially pertaining to the future; a promising aspect or outlook.
- n. A comment, saying, expression.
- n. The endly or decisive point; result, outcome.
- n. One's upbringing, development from childhood to adulthood.
From Middle English upcomen, from Old English ūpcuman ("to come up, arise"), from Proto-Germanic *ūp (“up”), *kwemanan (“to come”), equivalent to up- + come. Cognate with West Frisian opkomme ("to arise, stand up"), Dutch opkomen ("to come up, ascend, occur"), German aufkommen ("to come up, arise, emerge"), Danish opkomme ("to arise, meet"), Icelandic uppkoma ("an outbreak, appearance, arising"). (Wiktionary)